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Pete Buttigieg slammed for 'American
Heartland' tweet: 'It is a dog whistle'

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Posted By: Ribicon, 1/30/2020 11:36:36 AM

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg ignited a backlash on Twitter, particularly among people of color, after he claimed that the country’s next president needed to embody the values of “the American Heartland.” “In the face of unprecedented challenges, we need a president whose vision was shaped by the American Heartland rather than the ineffective Washington politics we’ve come to know and expect,” Mr. Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, tweeted to his 1.6 million followers Wednesday afternoon. As of Thursday morning, the tweet racked up only 1,300 retweets and a whopping 10,600 replies, with some users accusing Mr. Buttigieg of casual racism


Democrat values: how much do YOU hate white people? Not even a white deviant is immune.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue 1/30/2020 11:45:52 AM (No. 302233)
HE'S a HotDogWhistle!!! And a very dangerous one at that!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo 1/30/2020 11:51:18 AM (No. 302241)
Interesting thing about all these dog whistles... the Democrats seen to be the only ones who are hearing them.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Muguy 1/30/2020 11:51:47 AM (No. 302242)
It was the AMERICAN HEARTLAND that elected Donald J. Trump The demonrats haven't represented the American Heartland for over 50 years now-- The city folk in the urban cities DO NOT represent the "American Heartland" Mayor Pete Buttjudge is out of his ever loving mind if he things some trite slogan is going to win points over the "Iowa stubborn"
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northcross 1/30/2020 12:00:56 PM (No. 302253)
Heartland values like sodomy, infanticide, and higher taxes.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HerbVA 1/30/2020 12:13:52 PM (No. 302265)
Buggery is not a value of the Heartland.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: janjan 1/30/2020 12:26:01 PM (No. 302271)
No one running in the nomination supports African American interests except with words and political correctness. And yes, a lot of them live in America’s Heartland. Not all minorities are pinned down in liberal run urban hellholes. That is where real racism lives and thrives.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 1/30/2020 12:32:37 PM (No. 302279)
Next president doesn't have to embody the values of the American heartland. We already have one that does. I doubt the heartland thinks much of your "marital" status. BTW
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ho72 1/30/2020 12:35:05 PM (No. 302280)
'American Heartland' tweet: 'It is a dog whistle' If it is, it works just the opposite of what you would have us believe.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Boston Federalist 1/30/2020 12:46:49 PM (No. 302291)
I wonder if any of the Democratic candidates ever secretly think, "my God, the Democratic party voting base is stark-raving mad."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: beca 1/30/2020 12:48:41 PM (No. 302293)
I don’t like anything about this guy..his remarks are ridiculous ... he has nothing to offer that I’d ever agree with or vote for...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Clinger 1/30/2020 1:03:51 PM (No. 302303)
Hey Pete, might I suggest you come on out and meet the heartland to which you refer before speculating what we are all about? All indications suggest you are clueless. Bet you're confused how Trump got elected. Come on out and I'll clear that up for you. I promise not to make any jokes about your lifestyle and the target rich environment your name provides.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: valinva 1/30/2020 1:04:17 PM (No. 302304)
This is just leftist radicals trying to control language and the meaning of words and phrases. Anything that refers to normal Americans is bad and should be banned.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: jacksin5 1/30/2020 1:29:05 PM (No. 302316)
Mayor Pete, if you can't connect with your constituents in South Bend, (A city in America's Heartland), it does not bode well for the rest of America.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 1/30/2020 1:39:31 PM (No. 302321)
Apparently everything this guy has done was in service to his political ambitions. Only one problem...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ROLFNader 1/30/2020 1:58:53 PM (No. 302338)
Poor Pete, he meant the values of America's Feartland.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Lawsy0 1/30/2020 2:05:43 PM (No. 302345)
Feel the love! Just look at the gray haired man sitting behind Pete in the photo. That guy does not look happy. (Love his crazy tee shirt message as well. I no longer want that shirt.)
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Smart11344 1/30/2020 2:10:52 PM (No. 302349)
Keep going Butterballs. You are one peg in the re-election of Donald Trump.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 1/30/2020 3:16:04 PM (No. 302395)
If you can hear the dog whistle, YOU'RE the dog.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: zoidberg 1/30/2020 4:45:07 PM (No. 302432)
Dog whistle, meat whistle, whatever.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 1/30/2020 5:18:50 PM (No. 302447)
Sumpin' wrong wit da ghetto, Pete?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: chumley 1/30/2020 5:56:10 PM (No. 302476)
What does this clown know about the heartland? In the early 80's, during my few cop years, South Bend was widely known as the highest crime rate in the US. I cant imagine it changed much since then. It was the place where all the action junkies said they wanted to hire in, and the rest of us wanted to avoid. Not exactly heartland values.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 1/31/2020 12:40:59 AM (No. 302670)
Notice he never brings along the missus ?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 1/31/2020 7:11:49 PM (No. 303563)
Dems and libs call "dog whistle" any time they hear something they don't like. Same with "hate."
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 1/31/2020 7:34:23 PM (No. 303601)
Mayor Pete belongs in the BRITISH NAVY, “Rum, Sodomy and the Lash”... Sir Winston Churchill!
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